After Louth last month, Enngonia races is the next big outback meeting this Saturday (21st September) with organisers this year confident the dry conditions will work in their favour.
It seems Chris Waller’s chances of an amazing sixth straight Group 1 Colgate Optic White Stakes (1600m) win rest with Australian Oaks winner Verry Elleegant and the vibe is she’ll produce her best at Randwick on Saturday.
Connections of Everest-bound mare Sunlight will continue to monitor the Randwick track condition before deciding whether the triple Group One winner takes her place in one of the main lead-up races to next month’s $14 million sprint.
Trainer Jamie Richards is certainly not conceding the Group 2 $200,000 Darley Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) to Libertini after his filly Probabeel’s encouraging first-up performance against her boom rival but he’s not yet bullish either.
After two inconclusive attempts over 1400m at the top level, Despatch gets another opportunity to prove himself over the distance in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes when he chases his second Group One victory.
It has taken Glen Boss until Happy Clapper’s eighth season of racing to get aboard the star but when he finally does at Randwick on Saturday, the pair will present as an undeniable force.
Danzdanzdance will begin another raid on Sydney on Saturday when she lines-up in the Gr.1 Colgate Optic White Stakes (1600m) at Randwick.
Luke Currie can see no reason why triple Group 1 winner Sunlight will not repeat her extraordinary pattern of producing her best form at her second run from a spell when she tackles Saturday’s crucial The Shorts at Randwick.